David Mitchell

Guest Blogger

Founder, CEO and President, Better Outcomes for OUR Kids

Atlanta, Georgia

David Mitchell is the founder, CEO and president of Better Outcome for OUR Kids (BOOK).

Better Outcomes for OUR Kids works with both traditional and public charter schools to increase parent and community involvement in their local schools. The goal of the organization is to leverage its credibility to make strong statements and stances on educational outcomes and school choice in the African-American community. BOOK serves as an advocate and surrogate for parents and communities who are looking to create school choice opportunities by leveraging the public dollars spent on educating their children.

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Posted May 17, 2018

Did Brown v. Board Really Produce Better Outcomes for Our Black Students?

I sometimes ponder whether or not Brown v. Board of Education was the worst thing that ever happened to African-American…

By David Mitchell

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Posted Mar. 29, 2018

We Could Make Every Public School Feel Like Wakanda

Since its release, there have been several pieces that have reflected on the success of “Black Panther.” But one thing…

By David Mitchell

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 3, 2019

Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes

There’s a major force in the education world that has attempted to claim ownership over the term “equity.” From tweets questioning the value of literacy…

By Jasmine Lane

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